Saturday, March 28, 2009

Raven's Challenge 56

Today's Link
The Westra World

Today's Saying
Be obscure clearly. ~E.B. White

Today's Picture
Sister Chris-Top-Sister Dawn -Bottom

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: partition, imagination, salvation, mirror image, green power, highway, roasting marshmallows, serial killer, autograph, cartography
Mini Challenge: cell phone, Big Mac, panther, legendary, poets corner

The Mega Challenge in the Ongoing Adventure of Agent 012
Agent 012 clutched at his side where the red spot was getting larger and discovered that it was neither red ink or blood but the strawberries he had put in his pocket to munch on. A piece of the printing press had crashed into his side and those strawberries were his salvation, red power instead of green power. Relieved that he wasn’t bleeding to death Agent 012 looked around and saw that small fires were burning after the explosion and some of the employees were roasting marshmallows over them. He considered this to be evil behavior, not as evil as a legendary serial killer, but evil nevertheless and he made a note of it.
The explosion had destroyed a partition wall and Agent 012 looked through to see his mirror image on the mirror wall in the next room. After noticing that his hair badly needed to be combed he began to wonder what a room with a mirrored wall was doing in a think tank like this. He knew it wasn’t used for cartography or any practical purpose. In his wildest imagination he couldn’t think of a reason for such a room so he asked.
He was told the room was called the poets corner and that every wall in the room was mirrored. It was the room where the greatest minds went to reflect on the latest theories. Agent 012 couldn’t see how that would help but he thought it was better to reflect there rather than when one was driving down the highway, eating a Big Mac and talking on a cell phone.That could get you killed.
Going back to where the printing press had been Agent 012 decided that the pieces of the bomb mechanism that were left were like the autograph of the man called the Panther. The Agency knew he had worked for Mute before. If it was the Panther they were in real trouble because a second explosion always followed the first.
Just then the building began to shake.
Agent 012 was not having a great day.
The Ten Word Challenge
I have always had this interest in cartography and now it has become my vocation. Because of my fantastic imagination I am the inventor of the green power map. On my map all highways are in red because they are the serial killers of the atmosphere. I have placed partitions in some areas and colored them light pink indicating that a lot of coal and wood are still being burned there. They even have roaring fires and roasting marshmallows. When will they ever learn?
Other areas are partitioned off and colored light green That’s where salvation is coming in the form of lower c02 emissions. By some strange coincidence the green and pink areas are often mirror images of each other.
To be sure that nobody steals my map ideas they are copyrighted and carry my autograph.
The only problem I have left is how to handle those C02 spewing volcanoes. I suppose I could just put them on the map as big red spots.

The Mini Challenge- Reading Quivel
Neal was sitting drinking a diet cola and eating a Big Mac when his cell phone rang. It was Sussie calling to remind him that he had a half hour before he was slated to read at the Poets Corner. He was reading selections from Quivels for the Multitudes by Dr. John, the legendary quivel writer. He had picked out eight quivels he wanted to read and he knew that the audience would demand that he read the greatest quivel ever “ The Panther that ate Quilly’s Words”..There was a time he wouldn’t have been caught dead reading such drivel but after the great depression the level of sophistication went down so fast that quivels are now what people want to hear. O for the good old days when a poet was a poet.

The Mega Challenge in one Sentence
No matter how you partition the Poets Corner Building there would be no salvation from the legendary Green Power Serial Killer who, and it takes no imagination to see it, is the mirror image of the old Highway Panther complete with roasting marshmallows, cartography, cell phone, and his autograph carved into a Big Mac.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
It is Saturday and time to look back over the week in Pigeon Falls.
Monday-Poor George, even though he had a queachy stomach had to sit and listen to the Methodist women Jibber Jabber about the legendary pasty maker Pricila Pemberthathy who by herself made one hundred pasties in a day. They were all waiting for the purple pasties being made for St. Urho’s Day to cook. A big sign in the area said “Welcome to the Poets Corner” but he doubted these ladies ever read poems . They were cooks. That’s when the conversation took a new turn and went from history to gossip. Somebody pointed out that Mrs. Trasillo who used to cook with them had become a real bacchante but at least she wasn’t a serial killer. For some reason they thought this was funny. George who wanted nothing more than to be out on the highway but had to wait to give his wife a ride home wondered when the church stopped talking about salvation and began roasting people instead of roasting marshmallows.
Tuesday-Felicia Maki, the town’s green power person, went to the town council meeting to ask that the town partition sections on each end of town where no internal combustion engines could be used. The two areas would be mirror images of each other and she had her cousin who was an expert in cartography draw a map to show them just how it would look. The Council unanimously turned her down and she accused them of having no imagination and being closet Republicans. This ticked Eino off who told her he was a closet nothing but a full fledged card carrying Republican and he pulled out his card and pointed to the bottom of it saying “and that is my autograph, signed by my own hand”.
Wednesday– Richard Mattson who was sitting on his front porch talking on his cell phone at the time swears he saw a black panther walking down the road. One has to hope he was wrong as Pigeon Falls has enough problems at the moment.
Friday– When Eino was at the museum he found a Big Mac wrapper on the floor next to the white rabbit. The lady in charge swears the place was cleaned before she went home. So Eino, on a hunch, sent the wrapper to Homeland Security to see if there are any fingerprints on it.
Tommy UK and Tammy when talked to after school both denied being in the building late and night and both deny ever carrying the white rabbit.

Wrap UP
Of course the dragons will be busy today you can see them HERE. I visited all the wordzzles that were up and I visited all the blogs that left comments yesterday. We are possibly going to visit my son today and I'm not sure when I'll be back. The dragons can't get to my computer while I am gone. WE did go and visit Peter and I had a great time with my grandson Luke. He taught me some things on the computer. I read the blogs added since I was gone to the wordzzle group. I understand the dragons have picked one of the eighteen for the dragon award . You can find out who won by going here.
Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger jinksy said...

White rabbit - proximity to Easter-(well, coming soon) coincidence?

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Thom said...

I'm so glad that Agent 012 wasn't hurt and it was just the strawberries. Maybe the white rabbit and the black panther are in cahoots with each other.

2:34 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Murdered strawberries! Argh! How hitonious! But I am thrilled that Agent 012 is alright. As usual, you've done a grand job with Raven's Wordzzle!

3:45 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Ah it was just the strawberries, Agent 012 gets to fight another day! I love everything you did with this week's words Dr. John!

4:28 AM  
Blogger aims said...

Woohoo! The Master strikes again!

4:44 AM  
Blogger Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

So relieved to know Agent 012 will survive!

5:30 AM  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

re: your comment you left for me at my blog this morning. Yes, if just one light is shut off for the hour around the world...think of the energy saved. AND! about the 'no driving'...that too had crossed my mind many-a-times. You're so right there with that concept too.

5:50 AM  
Blogger rhymeswithplague said...

Apparently pasties means something else in Wisconsin....

6:33 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Something tells me that your sister Dawn's NEXT phone call isn't going to be the pleasantest one ever...

Doesn't O12 have that Instant Teleportation Device in a Cuff Link thingamajobby? I'm SURE he'll get out of this!

I'm heading over to Amazon RIGHT NOW in search of that Quivels for the Multitudes... I need to add that to my collection!

Poor Tommy & Tammy! It's so HARD to fight evidence like a video! EVEN with honest parents backing you up... Rumors will fly! Hope there's something good on that Big Mac wrapper!

I'm thinking you better give the dragons your password or something... you know how FRISKY dragons can BE when left unattended??? WHAT are you THINKING man???

6:43 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

White rabbits are always bad trouble.

I have a taste for strawberries.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I visited the Blog of the day. We'll keep those people in our prayers and hope everything turns out ok for them.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Vicky said...

Sue was kind enough to leave me a comment telling me that my blog was "Blog of the day." I appreciate the honor :) We are continually amazed at and encouraged by the kindnesses being extended to us. Thanks much! Blessings to you!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Hats off to the legendary quivel writer! :) And I'm so glad that I googled "pasties." I was afraid there for a minute. ;) Have a great time visiting your son. Good idea leaving the dragons to guard the house.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

serial killers of the atmosphere is a wonderful turn of phrase!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

I love the green map... and of course Agent 012 and the folks in Pigeon Falls always melt my heart.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

Agent 012 had better be careful with the Panther. Mute is after our hero once again. You gotta love a guy who carries strawberries around in his pockets for protection.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Dr. John, you are completely amazing. I don't know how you do it.

Thank goodness they were only strawberries! Phew!

(Russell has deleted his blog for a short while, but he will be back eventually. His father passed away and Russell has a lot of things going on right now. He will be back...)

12:43 PM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Glad it was only strawberries, Agent 012 could have called it the Shortcake Mission.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

These are just amazing!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Jeff B said...

You constantly amaze me with your ability to write such varied stories. You are truly a gifted guy.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Carletta said...

Immensely enjoyable today (ok, early next morning)!
Eating a Big Mac and talking on a cell phone - surely nobody does that - :)
Your ten word on the state of our green Earth was brilliant!
I'm pretty sure the word Quivel will soon be spread across the Internet - I don't see how it can't.

10:22 PM  
Blogger the watercats said...

hello!.. just reading your wordzzle stories and they're excellent!.. I'm afraid I too made the same connection with highway, big mac and cell phone! I'm sure it's great minds.. or something!-) Thanks for sharing!

11:55 AM  
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